buyer in birmingham

05 September 2018
heather duncan, randstad cpe
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birmingham, west midlands
construction & property
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heather duncan, randstad cpe
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My client is looking for a Buyer based out of the head office. This is a freelance opportunity from Novemeber 2018 - Feb 2019, potentially longer.

Job purpose:
You will ensure that materials required for construction projects are provided to schedule and according to projected budgets. You will be responsible for and perform the main tasks as listed below.

Main duties and responsibilities:
+ Order materials required for projects in accordance with established prices ensuring requirements for quality and lead times are met
+ Undertake pricing negotiation with suppliers in accordance with buying procedures.
+ Have an up to date understanding of market conditions and feed this back to the buying team and relevant parts of the business
+ Develop close working relationships with the wider commercial team to make sure budget information in terms of quantity and price are accurate
+ Source new or alternative products and liaise and negotiate with both new and existing suppliers when required
+ Manage, organise and update relevant information using relevant database - Red Sky and/ or excel spreadsheet ensuring correct rates are used and information is accurate
+ Monitor open orders and chase to completion/ rescheduling if necessary. Liaise with production staff and other internal departments on any discrepancies between purchase date and required date or price discrepancies
+ Be extremely responsive to acting on requests/ chasing information to complete an order
+ Assist the Purchase Ledger team with query resolution
+ Be familiar with project requirements by reviewing minutes and liaising with the site management team and Quantity Surveyor
+ Buyers with additional duties/ specialist areas such as aggregates/ block and beam are expected to have additional knowledge and expertise in that area and ensure all related admin/ filing/ communication has been completed
+ Communicate and provide information by relevant methods internally and externally to assist and enable organisational operations and effective service between offices/ clients/ sites/ suppliers.
+ Other duties as reasonably required from time to time

Please get in touch with Heather Duncan 0121 212 7790 and APPLY BELOW

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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